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Win Moves Tausere To Expand To Pacific More

Overwhelmed with winning Fiji Development Bank’s Small & Medium Enterprise of the Year Award, John Tausere vowed to expand his business to neihbouring countries. Mr Tausere is director of Pasifikala,
24 Nov 2014 10:28
Win Moves Tausere To Expand To Pacific More
Seated (L-R): FDB board Chairman Bob Lyon, Mr and Mrs Dewan Chand Maharaj with 2014 FDB Small & Medium Enterprises awards recipients on Thursday night. Photo: RONALD KUMAR

Overwhelmed with winning Fiji Development Bank’s Small & Medium Enterprise of the Year Award, John Tausere vowed to expand his business to neihbouring countries.

Mr Tausere is director of Pasifikala, at Vivrass Plaza in Laucala Beach Estate. It specialises in garment, designing, printing and sewing ranging from sports wear and uniforms.

“I’m really happy and excited to win not only the SME of the year award but also the Manufacturing Partnership Award,” he said.

He said Pasifikala was a family company owned by him and his father, Dr Nemani Tausere.

He said: “We started our business four years ago.”

Mr Tausere said they had 11 sewing machines including the production set-up and graphic software.

“We have 25 employees and we export to some of the Pacific Island Countries like Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu and we want to expand our business.”

Meaning

He said the award was a real motivation for their company to move forward.

“The Fijian market is quite competitive and we want to diversify our products.”

Mr Tausere said these awards have made him appreciate SMEs in their capabilities to enhance and develop the national economy.

Best awards list:
– SME of the Year: John & Nemani Tausere of Pasifikala Ltd Shop.
– Best Business Practice Award: Anjini Lata of Farm Depot Jagart Singh Ltd.
– Best Risk Management Award: Qioqele & Eunice Morisio of Jewel Bubble Divers Ltd.

Other awards list:
– Agriculutre/Mixed Farming: Ravin Vikash of Naitasiri Hire, Lomaivuna
– Agriculture/Livestock & Aquaculture: Sunil Prasad of Prasad Dairy Farm, Waibuka
– Wholesale & Retail: Sukhia Tuimaleali’ifano of The Gift Hutt
– Manufacturing-(sole) : Sunita Devi of Western Fashions
– Manufacturing: John & Nemani Tausere of Pasifikala
– Tourism-sole operator: Louise Watson Lee of Taste (Fiji) Eden Plaza
– Tourism- partnership: Ioane & Kasanita Nacoko of Nacoko Long Beach Back Packers Limited Tamusua
– Professional & Business Services- sole operator: Shanil Chandra of Sazcom Technology
– Professional & Business Services- partnershiop: Alipate Tuidraki & Mereseini Koop

 

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